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ACN runs a comprehensive event calendar throughout the year specifically dedicated to advancing nurse leadership and the health profession. These events include:


Jun 01

Deakin University School of Nursing and Midwifery is again proud to be offering an exciting Nurse Practitioner Masterclass over two days at our new City Corporate Centre. Presenters will include Nurse Practitioners as well as Deakin University, Professional organisation, and Industry specialists.

The overall aim is to provide the latest information on:

Jun 18

The ACN Nursing & Health Expos are the perfect place to discover and progress your career in the nursing and health professions. The ACN Expos have a strong reputation for connecting visitors with a range of organisations including hospitals, health care services, educational institutions and specialty nursing groups. There are a wealth of products and services on show and visitors gain practical take-home advice and skills in a series of complimentary educational seminars. If you are a nurse, currently studying nursing or considering a career in the nursing or health professions, then the Expos are for you.

Aug 01

The Canberra Health Annual Research Meeting (CHARM) is the premier conference for communication and translation of health-related research practice in the ACT, and provides networking, collaboration and capacity building opportunities.

The principle themes of the meeting include Population Health, Clinical and Surgical Research, Laboratory Science, and Allied Health Research, including Sports Medicine. In addition to keynote sessions by Dr Craig Jenne, Professor Peter MacDonald, Professor Katie Allen and Professor Alison Kitson, the program includes a wide variety of presentations from local researchers, a poster viewing event and an awards dinner.

Aug 03

Children by Choice’s next conference: Unplanned Pregnancy and Abortion in Australia will take place in Brisbane on August 3 and 4, 2017, with the support of our principal sponsor, Marie Stopes International Australia.

Aug 21

We invite you join us in Sydney for the 2017 National Nursing Forum which will be held at The Star 21 – 23 August 2017.

The National Nursing Forum (NNF) is the Australian College of Nursing’s signature annual event bringing together nurses, students and other health professionals from around the country and across the globe. Our theme this year, Make Change Happen, is a celebration of innovative nurses finding their power to make a difference to patients, communities and social determinates of health; nationally and globally.

Sep 04

The ACNP conference for nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses will be hosted in Brisbane for the first time in 2017.

ACNP 2017 integrates NursePrac ED (Emergency Care) and new clinical streams including NursePrac CD (Chronic Disease) and NursePrac PC (Primary Health Care) with clinical highlights on mental health, women’s health, rural and remote, paediatrics and obesity.

Sep 14

The 3rd Australian Nursing and Midwifery Conference is hosted by Hunter New England Local Health District, The University of Newcastle and The University of New England. The Conference will be held on 14th & 15th September 2017 at Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre (NEX), Newcastle, NSW.

Oct 26

Australasian Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health 2017 Conference

The three-day conference will bring together some of the brightest minds in perinatal mental health care and research from Australia and abroad to discuss the theme: When the Bough Bends: Resilience in the Perinatal Period.

Lectures, symposia and vibrant discussions will explore a range of topics, including: